Sydney artist Gemma Rasdall breathes new life into old sails and the vibrant seascapes she produces tell the story of a life well lived by the sea.
Growing up in the beautiful bay of Pittwater was an idyllic setting to instil a love for the water. Weekends were spent pottering around on the family boat and racing out of the local yacht club. With creative parents, art was also a primary focus and eventually Rasdall found herself unconsciously merging the two to create a unique practice - Paintings on Sailcloth.
These iconic paintings began to make traction after a number of widely successful group exhibitions and numerous commissions. Whist juggling painting on the side of university, travel and working 9-5, due to growing demand Gemma now paints full time in her Stanmore studio. She is dedicated to continuing to develop her practice and push the boundaries of traditional marine art.
This approach will be truly put to test in 2019 when Rasdall sets sail up the coast of Australia documenting her travels via the medium of painting and rescuing old sails destined for landfill along the way!